‘Star Trek Beyond’ Flying To Decent $60.3M: But Why Is Opening Lower Than ‘Into Darkness’?

UPDATE, Friday 11PM: Prior to July 4th, we observed that Paramount/Skydance’s Star Trek Beyond could post a weekend north of $60M, and that’s exactly what we’re seeing this. That’s a decent result, and the third best bow out of the Skydance/Bad Robot Star Trek series, however, the Justin Lin film is 14% off the opening of its second installment, Star Trek Into Darkness which debuted to $70.9M.
But still we can’t ignore the fact that Star Trek Beyond’s opening is $10.6M…

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Comic Con: ‘Scream Queens’ Reveals Changes in Locale & Cast for Season Two

“I think it’s bloodier and funnier,” said executive producer Ian Brennan during today’s Comic Con panel to talk the second season of the Fox series “Scream Queens.” “I feel like we’re leaning into the creepiness a little more and the comedy a little more.” The action is moving from the Kappa house and jumping three… Read more »

First Trailer For Bryan Fuller’s AMERICAN GODS!!

First Trailer For Bryan Fuller’s AMERICAN GODS!!

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Starz’ “American Gods,” adapted by writer-producer Bryan Fuller (creator of “Dead Like Me,” “Wonderfalls” “Pushing Daisies,” “Hannibal” and CBS’ upcoming Star Trek series), is based on the Hugo-winning novel by Neil Gaiman.
I gather the old gods are the deities worshipped by the Egyptians, Vikings, Romans and so on. The new gods are drugs, money, media, tech and their ilk.
Ian McShane (“Game of Thrones”) plays Mr. Wednesday, Ricky Whittle (“The 100”) plays Shadow Moon and Pablo Schreiber (“The Wire”) plays leprechaun Mad Sweeney. Others in the cast include Kristen Chenoweth as Easter, Crispin Glover as Mr. World, Peter Stormare as Czernobog and Gillian Anderson as Media.
“American Gods” hits Starz next year.

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‘SNL’s Cecily Strong To Guest Star On ‘Scream Queens’ Season 2 – Comic-Con

At Fox’s Scream Queens Comic-Con panel, co-creator Ian Brennan announced that Saturday Night Live‘s  Cecily Strong will be guest starring in season 2 of the horror comedy which is set in a hospital. Strong will play a patient at the facility. She was recently seen on the big screen in Sony’s Ghostbusters.
The news follows today’s headline from EW that Colton Haynes (Arrow) will play a mysterious role.
That was the big news coming out of today’s sesh. Outside of that, the…

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Noureen DeWulf Books Three Film Roles; Hannah Rose May Joins ‘The Recall’

EXCLUSIVE: Anger Management alum Noureen DeWulf has booked a trio of indie film roles. She has joined When We First Met, which stars Adam Devine as Noah, who spends a perfect first night with the girl of his dreams (Alexandra Daddario) then spends the next three years wondering what went wrong — until he gets the unexpected chance to travel back in time and change things. DeWulf will play Noah’s assistant, Margo. She also is set to play Teri Webster in writer-director…

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Below-the-Line Agency DDA Promotes Two, Names Bill Dispoto as President

Dattner Dispoto, the below-the-line agency that reps some of the industry’s top cinematographers and an assortment of other artisans, has promoted two of its agents to VP roles and named a new president. Juanita Tiangco has moved up to the role of VP, commercials and music videos. She joined DDA in 1990 and ran the… Read more »

‘Orphan Black’ Sneaks First Four Minutes Of Final Season 5 – Comic-Con

BBC America’s Orphan Black didn’t hold back in its final appearance at Comic-Con. With two-time Emmy nominee Tatiana Maslany in tow, the cast and creatives hit Room 6BCF today to show off the first four minutes of Season 5, the final season for the sci-fi drama (check out the clip above). It also bid adieu to fans with a blooper reel and highlights of the first four seasons. Also on the panel today: Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Kristian Bruun (Donnie), Kevin Hanchard (Art) and…

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Violence, Vodka & Season 4.2 Trailer At The ‘Vikings’ Panel – Comic-Con

Things were very spirited today – in more ways than one – as History’s marquee original series Vikings invaded Room 6BCF at Comic-Con this afternoon to whet fans’ appetite for the upcoming second half of Season 4, which returns to television this fall in advance of the 20-episode 5th season set to air in 2017. A very drunk Travis Fimmel (Ragnar) was joined by co-stars Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo), Gustaf Skarsgard (Floki), Alyssa Sutherland (Aslaug)…

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